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John & Ruth MERRYLEES

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John Merelies & Ruth Lovett
5 Apr 1837 Saint Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, Kent

Births Mar Qtr 1856
Merrylees Catherine Louisa Greenwich 1d 628

MERRYLEES Catherine 20 Toowoomba 22 Dec 1875 IMM/115 1051 Z1958 M1698
MERRYLEES Mary 22 Toowoomba 22 Dec 1875 IMM/115 1051 Z1958 M1698

I'd like a look up please for the family in 1841 and 1851 and for Catherine and Mary in 1861 and 1871.

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John and Ruth are at Royal Artillery Barracks in 1841
John Merrilees 25 Gunner and driver N S
Ruth Merrilees 20 wife of N E
William Merrilees 3 son of N

493 8/17 6 Greenwich, Kent

so back to Scotland, Dave!
 

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Is this John?

John

Last name: MERRYLEES



Calculated year of birth: 1816

Parish of birth: Pencaithland

Town of birth: Haddington

County of birth: Haddingtonshire (East Lothian)

Age at attestation: 18 years 6 months

Discharge date:24 May 1834

Attestation corps:

Attestation soldier number:

Discharge rank: Gunner & Driver

Discharge corps: Royal Artillery

Discharge soldier number: 2094

The National Archives reference: WO97
 

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His army record says he was in Canada for 6 years so think Ruth went with him.
Having trouble finding him in other census and this could be why.

1871


MERRYLEES, John Head M 56 1815 Eddington Pencatland VIEW
MERRYLEES, Samuel Son M 25 1846 Canada VIEW
MERRYLEES, Mary J Daughter F 17 1854 Ireland VIEW
MERRYLEES, Sarah A Daughter-In-Law F 29 1842 Ireland VIEW

Piece:788

Folio:80

Page: 44

Registration District: Woolwich

Civil Parish: Plumstead

Municipal Borough:

Address: Burrage Rd, Plumstead

County: London, Kent
 

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Thanks Barbara.

A tree has this:

Birth 1815 Easter Pencaitland, East Lothian

Deaths Jun 1889
Merrylees John 73 Woolwich 1d 616

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Ruth must have died:

1881
RG11 Piece 750 Folio 68 Page 23
Name: John Merrylees
Age (Original): 64
Gender: Male
Birth Year: 1817
Birthplace: Scotland
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Chelsea Pensioner Blacksmith
Address: 6 St James Place
Event Place: Plumstead, Kent, England
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head John Merrylees M 64 Scotland
Wife Louisa Merrylees F 55 Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Daughter Catherine Louisa Lewis F 23 London Poplar, London, Middlesex


Catherine Louisa married in Queensland on 15 Jul 1876 ???

1876/C0757 Truscott John James - Merrylees Catherine Louisa

What have I missed?
 

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The 71 wasn't transcribed very well, John is a lab at ironworks and Samuel is a soldier born Montreal. Mary was born at Ashlone or Athlone in Ireland
 

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Catherine 71

NEWNAM, Sarah Head F 64 1807 Middlesex VIEW
PEMBREY, Robert Boarder Lodger M 35 1836 Flintshire VIEW
PEMBREY, Sarah Sharpe Boarder Lodger F 35 1836 Kent VIEW
PEMBREY, Ada Elizabeth Daughter F 8 1863 Kent VIEW
MERRYLESS, Catherine Servant F 16 1855 Kent VIEW

Piece:790

Folio:39

Page: 18

Registration District: Woolwich

Civil Parish: Plumstead

Municipal Borough:

Address: Herbert Road Clifton Villa, Plumstead

County: London, Kent
 

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Sarah Ann Merrilees
Spouse Name:
Samuel Merrylees
Record Type:
Marriage
21 Mar 1869
Parish:
Poplar All Saints
Borough:
Tower Hamlets
Father Name:
Thomas Boulter

Spouse Father:
John Merrylees




A Louisa March was another witness. Sarah was a widow.
 

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Think there are a few more children to find. This was maybe a brother and when he died she married Samuel?

Thomas William Merrilees
Spouse Name: Sarah Ann Boulter
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 4 Feb 1868
Parish: Woolwich St Mary Magdalene
Borough: Greenwich
Father Name: John Merrilees
Spouse Father: Thomas Boulter

Thomas M was also a gunner
 
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Thanks Barbara.

Looks like it. One tree agrees that Sarah Ann married brothers.

One tree has Ruth born 1818 Cambria. If that is Cumbria I still can't find a birth/baptism.
 
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Samuel Death: Bayonet Wound 1883 Fort Manoel, Malta


I've tried 1818 +/- 2 Cumberland/Westmorland/Lancashire and no baptism for Ruth.


Time I got some sleep. :)
 
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